PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012
Caloocan inspects markets for ‘hot meat’
CALOOCAN, Jan 2 (PIA) -- On the last day of 2011, the city government inspected its local markets for double dead pork and chicken meat, known locally as ‘botcha’ or hot meat.
Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri ordered the market division and veterinary office to inspect the local markets and ensure that botcha would not find its way to dining tables.
“We want to protect residents against the consumption of hot meat and at the same time make sure that market merchants observe the procedures set by the NMIS (National Meat Inspection Service),” Echiverri explained.
Among those areas visited by the inspection team were 10th Avenue Market, Maypajo Market, Langaray Market, Sangandaan Market, and the Bonifacio Market in Monumento. (Caloocan-PIO/RJB/DBNV-PIA NCR)